I'm nearing the end of my project which consisted of my manual labor
of taking up old-growth douglas fir, planing it, and setting it back
down along with some red oak for the kitchen. I have already
purchased 7 gallons of Bonakemi Traffic, Bona Sealer for the douglas
fir, and Bona DriFast stain for the red oak. If someone could help
out I'd really appreciate a detailed how-to for applying the Traffic.
I have the 18" applicators and some pads for cutting it at the sides.
I've gleaned much from little blurps here and there about how to apply
it but it would be great to have a condensed how-to where I may also
Within the how-to, if specifically can be addressed:
1) Minimum # of people for the job - if 2 what roles for each; if 3
what roles for each
2) Should I cut in the sides with the pad applicator before I do the
rest of the room?
3) How do I properly keep a wet edge and let's say my wet edge is to
my right (I'm moving serpentine from right to left) is my applicator
angled say -45-degrees perpendicular to the wet edge (high point of
the applicator is on the wet-side and the dry edge on the low side).
4) What's a good amount to have on the floor at a time (a river is
what I read but that only tells me a little). What is the technique
when approaching a wall, just a sweep? I'm concerned with it pooling
up near the walls.
5) Should a new river be put down for each pass? How often is this
If a detailed how-to could be written out that also addresses these
five points I would be very thankful. Thanks for your time if you